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Old 01-03-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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Turbo storage question

I have my new tdo4 in a box with clean old socks covering the inlet/outlet holes in my apartment where the temp is alway 70. Should I be putting oil or something into the turbo since it will be sitting until this spring for the install?
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:10 PM   #2
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uhhh, not sure, i had mine sitting around for about three months...no problems yet.... just make sure nothing big or sand or liquids gets into it...
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Stick it on your desk, and insert pens and pencils. Make it usefull.
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can be prone to failure due to increased localized stresses in the hole penetrations
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Leave it in your passenger seat with a seatbelt on it.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:28 PM   #6
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yea let the car get to know it....
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A little oil added to the center section to keep it nicely lubed doesn't hurt.



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They have some lube in/on them from assembly and its not something that evaporates - it would be fine just sitting there provided its not a damp/moist environment.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:22 PM   #10
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I've been known to block the oil return, fill with oil, and then put a stopper in the oil feed as well. Hell it certainly can't hurt anything and if nothing else it makes me feel good
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:09 PM   #11
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The turbo specialist at a local marine shop puts assembly lube (a thick lubricating paste) on all of the rotating parts of his turbos, plugs the holes, and then just lets them sit until they go in.
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